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QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTOR QUALIFICATIONS

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  Inspect all maintenance equipment and facilities to ensure compliance with fire and safety regulations  and  existence  of  satisfactory environmental conditions.   Monitor training, qualification, and licensing of equipment operators and drivers.   Maintain   a   Trend   Analysis   Program,   either through    the    periodic    review    of    inspection records,   noting   any   recurring   discrepancies requiring  special  attention,  or  at  the  request  of the   work   center   supervisor   for   a   particular problem area on a one-time or continuing basis.   Develop  checklists  for  auditing  work  centers and specific maintenance programs. Billet   descriptions   are   to   be   prepared   for   QA personnel    to    ensure    that    all    QA    functions    and responsibilities    are    assigned    to    individual    QAIs assigned to the QA branch. QUALITY ASSURANCE INSPECTOR QUALIFICATIONS All  personnel  being  considered  for  selection  as  a QAI or CDQAI, should meet the following qualifications: QAI/CDQAIs 1. Be  senior  in  grade  and  experience.  This  is defined  to  mean  a  first  class  petty  officer  or above with a well-rounded maintenance background.   It   is   recognized   though,   that unusual circumstances may temporarily require  the  use  of  other  than  E-6  or  above personnel.   Under   these   circumstances,   the most    experienced    personnel    available,    as determined by the maintenance officer, may be temporarily designated as a QAI or CDQAI as required. 2. Have   fully   developed   skills   and   experience related   to   the   technical   fields   under   their cognizance. 3. Be    able    to    research,    read,    and    interpret drawings, technical manuals, and directives. 4. Be  able  to  write  with  clarity  and  technical accuracy. 5. Be stable and excellent in performance. 6. Be observant, alert, and inquisitive. QAI/CDQAIs   are   designated   in   writing   by   the commanding officer after recommendation by the V-2 maintenance officer, the V-2 division officer, and the air department  officer  on  the  ALRE  Quality  Assurance Inspector    Recommendation/Designation    form    (fig. 6-8). CDIs As stated earlier in this chapter, CDIs are assigned to  the  work  centers  and  are  to  inspect  all  work  and comply with all QA objectives and requirements during all  maintenance  actions  performed  by  their  respective work   centers.   They   will   also   be   familiar   with   the provisions    of    the    various    QA    and    maintenance management programs managed and monitored by the QA branch. QA   will   establish   minimum   qualifications   for personnel  recommended  for  CDI.  All  CDIs  must  be PQS qualified on the particular type of equipment that they  are  assigned  to  inspect  during  maintenance.  In addition,  while  CDIs  are  performing  QA  duties,  they are responsible to the QA branch supervisor, ensuring that all maintenance, safety, and QA requirements are met by the work center by performing spot checks of all in-progress maintenance and work. CDIs    are    designated    in    writing    by    the    air department  officer  after  recommendation  by  the  V-2 maintenance  officer  and  the  V-2  division  officer  (see fig. 6-8). All  QA  inspectors  (QAI/CDQAIs  and  CDIs)  will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and ability by   passing   a   written   test   administered   by   the   QA branch.  Personnel  assigned  to  perform  QA  functions (QAI/CDQAIs   and   CDIs)   will   receive   continuous training   in   inspecting,   testing,   and   quality   control methods    specifically    applicable    to    their    area    of responsibility.  They  will  also  receive  cross  training  in the    performance    of    duties    outside    their    area    of responsibility. This training will include local training courses,  OJT,  rotation  of  assignments,  and  required formal equipment and QA training schools. QUALITY ASSURANCE AUDITS QA audits are essential elements of an effective QA program.  They  provide  an  evaluation  of  performance and  program  compliance  throughout  the  division  by serving in an orderly method of identifying, investigating, and correcting program deficiencies on a regular   basis.   Audits   are   used   to   evaluate   specific 6-15



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